Joan Wallach Scott’s recent books, including The Fantasy of Feminist History (2011), focus on the relationship of the particularity of gender to the universalizing force of democratic politics. Her recent work tracks the mutually constitutive operations of gender and politics by examining the discourses of secularism from their nineteenth century anti-clerical origins to their current deployment in anti-Muslim campaigns.
Scott is Professor Emerita of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University.
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Emerging Worlds
The Center for Cultural Studies will continue to host a Wednesday colloquium series, which features current cultural studies work by campus faculty and visitors. The sessions are informal, normally consisting of a 30-40 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center will provide coffee, tea, and cookies.
Fall 2016 Colloquium Dates
November 16 Robin Hunicke